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Key Votes

Daniel Coats' Voting Records on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Daniel R. Coats
Office: U.S. Senate (IN) - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Marsha; 3 Children
Birth Date: 05/16/1943
Birth Place: Jackson, MI
Home City: Fort Wayne, IN
Religion: Presbyterian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 30, 2014 S 2569 Bring Jobs Home Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 42)
Nay
Nov. 7, 2013 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 32)
Nay
Nov. 7, 2013 S Amdt 2013 Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 55)
Yea
Nov. 4, 2013 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate
(61 - 30)
Nay
May 6, 2013 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(69 - 27)
Yea
April 25, 2013 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate
(63 - 30)
Nay
July 19, 2012 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Nay
July 12, 2012 S 2237 Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 44)
Nay
Nov. 10, 2011 S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry Motion Rejected - Senate
(46 - 52)
Yea
Oct. 18, 2011 S Amdt 740 Repeals Funding for Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 55)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2011 S Amdt 645 Repeals the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program for Firms Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 54)
Yea
Sept. 8, 2011 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 9)
Yea
June 9, 2011 S Amdt 390 Amending Small Business Regulations Amendment Rejected - Senate
(53 - 46)
Yea
June 8, 2011 S Amdt 392 Debit Card Transactions Amendment Rejected - Senate
(54 - 45)
Yea
April 5, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate
(87 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2011 S Amdt 28 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Health Care Bill Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 54)
Nay
Feb. 2, 2011 S Amdt 9 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Motion Agreed - Senate
(81 - 17)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(76 - 22)
Nay
July 9, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 24)
Nay
March 21, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(59 - 40)
Yea
July 11, 1995 S Amdt 1497 Small Business Impact Analysis Amendment Adopted - Senate
(53 - 45)
Nay
July 10, 1995 S Amdt 1491 Small Business Impact Analyses Amendment Adopted - Senate
(60 - 36)
Yea
May 10, 1995 HR 956 Product Liability bill Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 37)
Yea
June 29, 1994 S 687 Product Liability Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(57 - 41)
Yea
March 16, 1994 HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993 Bill Passed - Senate
(59 - 40)
Nay

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